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  • Jefferson Wilson
    Jan 1, 2006
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      Paul Bennett wrote:

      > a 1958 first edition of _The Decipherment Of Linear B_ by
      > John Chadwick. It's a slimish paperback, the size of any normal
      > paperback novel, more or less, with some light creasing on the spine, a
      > library code or some other catalog code on a small sticker on the spine
      > (the code is "489", does that mean anything to anyone?)

      489 is the Dewey Decimal Code for "Other Hellenic languages"

      And since this _is_ conlang, here's the entire 400's (Language):

      400 Language
      401 Philosophy & theory
      402 Miscellany
      403 Dictionaries & encyclopedias
      404 Special topics
      405 Serial publications
      406 Organizations & management
      407 Education, research, related topics
      408 With respect to kinds of persons
      409 Geographical & persons treatment
      410 Linguistics
      411 Writing systems
      412 Etymology
      413 Dictionaries
      414 Phonology
      415 Structural systems (Grammar)
      416 Not assigned or no longer used
      417 Dialectology & historical linguistics
      418 Standard usage Applied linguistics
      419 Verbal language not spoken or written
      420 English & Old English
      421 English writing system & phonology
      422 English etymology
      423 English dictionaries
      424 Not assigned or no longer used
      425 English grammar
      426 Not assigned or no longer used
      427 English language variations
      428 Standard English usage
      429 Old English (Anglo-Saxon)
      430 Germanic languages German
      431 German writing system & phonology
      432 German etymology
      433 German dictionaries
      434 Not assigned or no longer used
      435 German grammar
      436 Not assigned or no longer used
      437 German language variations
      438 Standard German usage
      439 Other Germanic languages
      440 Romance languages French
      441 French writing system & phonology
      442 French etymology
      443 French dictionaries
      444 Not assigned or no longer used
      445 French grammar
      446 Not assigned or no longer used
      447 French language variations
      448 Standard French usage
      449 Provencal & Catalan
      450 Italian, Romanian, Rhaeto-Romantic
      451 Italian writing system & phonology
      452 Italian etymology
      453 Italian dictionaries
      454 Not assigned or no longer used
      455 Italian grammar
      456 Not assigned or no longer used
      457 Italian language variations
      458 Standard Italian usage
      459 Romanian & Rhaeto-Romanic
      460 Spanish & Portugese languages
      461 Spanish writing system & phonology
      462 Spanish etymology
      463 Spanish dictionaries
      464 Not assigned or no longer used
      465 Spanish grammar
      466 Not assigned or no longer used
      467 Spanish language variations
      468 Standard Spanish usage
      469 Portugese
      470 Italic Latin
      471 Classical Latin writing & phonology
      472 Classical Latin etymology & phonology
      473 Classical Latin dictionaries
      474 Not assigned or no longer used
      475 Classical Latin grammar
      476 Not assigned or no longer used
      477 Old, Postclassical, Vulgar Latin
      478 Classical Latin usage
      479 Other Italic languages
      480 Hellenic languages Classical Greek
      481 Classical Greek writing & phonology
      482 Classical Greek etymology
      483 Classical Greek dictionaries
      484 Not assigned or no longer used
      485 Classical Greek grammar
      486 Not assigned or no longer used
      487 Preclassical & postclassical Greek
      488 Classical Greek usage
      489 Other Hellenic languages
      490 Other languages
      491 East Indo-European & Celtic languages
      492 Afro-Asiatic languages Semitic
      493 Non-Semitic Afro-Asiatic languages
      494 Ural-Altaic, Paleosiberian, Dravidian
      495 Languages of East & Southeast Asia
      496 African languages
      497 North American native languages
      498 South American native languages
      499 Miscellaneous languages

      (Easy to tell the system was developed in the early 1800's by a
      pan-European isn't it?)

      --
      Jefferson
      http://www.picotech.net/~jeff_wilson63/myths/
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